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Tallgrass Oasis - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

483 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 23
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeff’s favorite homebrew recipes. Here at Tallgrass we love malt and we love hops, and this beer has both of them in record quantities; well, at least records for our baby brewery.

At a hefty 7.2% ABV and 93 IBU, Oasis is a big beer that has to be priced a bit higher than our regular line of beers. We think that once you taste the over-the-top hops and surprisingly sturdy malt backbone you will realize why it’s worth it.

Definitely not a fruit-extract seasonal shandy, this beer is meant to be enjoyed on the back porch, the front porch, or even on the stoop. What's a stoop? Well, it's a good place to drink beer, is what it is.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 11-12-2009)
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-29-2012 15:17:01 | More by dunix
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-25-2012 15:45:16 | More by WoodburyMN
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ironstein

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-23-2012 02:44:26 | More by ironstein
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SammyD

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-23-2012 00:08:35 | More by SammyD
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dubmax

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-22-2012 00:01:59 | More by dubmax
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +1%

A- Pours a deep red-copper color with a thick, light-brown head, leaves thin lacing

S- Sweet caramel malt, light alcohol, moderate floral hop

T- Nice backing hop bitterness throughout, slightly sweet malt with a little nuttiness to it, good malt-hop balance

M- Moderate carbonation, moderate-heavy mouthfeel, nice warming, light lingering finish, good drinkability

10-15-2012 02:44:05 | More by stampfler07
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-12-2012 23:00:22 | More by ssimpson89
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-12-2012 19:32:33 | More by Chucker17
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-12-2012 00:24:44 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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frogfan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-11-2012 21:10:07 | More by frogfan
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Yay, tall boy cans, thanks to bunkrock (Reddit).

As much as I love cans, they are a bitch to pour, and it rises up a huge frothy and creamy 4 finger head that fades fairly slowly with lots of lacing, over fairly hazy auburn amber reddish orange color.

Nose has some big-ol hops. Big earthy hops mostly, with a light candied orange peel and candy like hops aroma, a little floral and fruity, and smells like lots of bittering hops. Malts are a plenty as well, with a big malty sweetness in the aroma alone, with a hint of toasty reddish caramel malts, and touch of toffee.

Taste starts slightly creamy, a little creamy malt base, and quickly comes the sweetness with a big malty flavor, caramel and toffee, a little candy, and chewy. Hops are there as well, fairly bitter, with some light spicy and plenty earthy, little grassy hop character that hits a plateau early but remains fairly bitter throughout. Just a bit of candied orange peel hop character, it really seems creamy and chewy like they put oats in it. Finish is still fairly sweet, more candy and caramel toffee flavors, more bitterness that ramps a bit on the finish and sticks around forever it seems, and a bit more earthy light citrus bitterness.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, creamy and chewy, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, lots of hops, lots of malts, both go together well, nothing out of place, tasty, nice long bitter finish that doesn't disappoint, but with all that doesn't really go above and beyond.

10-02-2012 22:31:27 | More by jlindros
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skyisland

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-01-2012 01:48:50 | More by skyisland
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2012 21:51:29 | More by ChrisMon02
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a "tall-boy" can into a standard pint glass.
Deep copper/amber in color, with a big, fluffy head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt, faint hop note
Taste-Almost a malt-bomb. Sweet toasted malt in wave after wave. Not much hop appearance here. Overly sweet for a double IPA. Perhaps not the right style category for this beer.

09-17-2012 19:49:54 | More by hosehead83
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-10-2012 04:42:59 | More by fuzzcherry
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-07-2012 20:36:29 | More by baybum
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that gradually died down and left a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops along with some notes of citrus hops.
T: Like the smell, flavors of pine resin hops stand out in the overall taste, which has a moderate amount of bitterness with notes of citrus hops. Hints of caramel malts are also present and become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little maltier compared to other IPAs and hides its alcohol very well.

08-31-2012 00:43:53 | More by metter98
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-27-2012 01:35:40 | More by crobinso
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a dark caramel copper color. A thick, foamy cream colored head recedes to a light film with spotty, sticky lacing on the glass.

The beer smells malty and sweet up front, with floral, grapefruit hops in the end.

The beer tastes Slightly malty and sweet to begin. Then an almost uncanny salty note comes in, like pretzels. This gives way to the hoppy, bitter grapefruit finish. It's got balance.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, an interesting journey from malts to hops. It's decent, but this will be a one-off.

08-21-2012 20:43:29 | More by JuicesFlowing
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-21-2012 00:46:06 | More by CWhite
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Looks nice. Nose is pretty good. Flavor is workin' too. Nice little smack to the mouth. This double ipa carries a more mature tone to it in that there is a level of balance and seems to carry a malty backbone that works very well with the hops. It's not trying to obliterate your palate with hop ridiculousness. This is the third in my recent exposure to Tallgrass, and I must say I wholeheartedly approve. I'll try anything from this brewery at this point.

08-19-2012 23:41:19 | More by RblWthACoz
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-19-2012 01:56:08 | More by spoonhawk
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-18-2012 05:21:47 | More by WestSideAmish
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M_Burkey


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-18-2012 01:57:12 | More by M_Burkey
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt

A- a nice deep dark amber color. A huge foamy 4 finger head that takes forever to dissipate. The head is on of the best i have seen. Looks like whipped cream.

S- strong pine/resin smell at first but then there comes some citrus notes, a tart lemon. toffee malts come thru on the backend as well. very nice.

F- the pine comes thru strong in the flavor. It overwhelms everything else noted before. I do gather the citrus but the toffee/cramel malt is lost.

M- quite dry like an IPA should be. Not too watered down and the flavors are captured in the mouth.

O- A decent IPA. I was never a huge fan until about a year and half ago and this ranks as one of the great IPA's i have had. The citrus could come out more in the flavor.

08-10-2012 19:17:12 | More by Dodo2step
Tallgrass Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.